How to Transfer Snapchat Memories to New Account?

Snapchat’s introduction of filters has changed social media for the better. No one can deny the effect the doggy filter had on our lives. With such filters, we have taken many pictures and videos. Read along to learn how to transfer Snapchat memories to a new account if you are making a new account and don’t want your Snapchat memories to disappear.

To transfer your Snapchat memories to a new account,
1: You will need to save your memories to your camera roll.
2: Transfer them to “My Eyes Only” on your new account.

This is the short answer on transferring all your memories to your new account.

How to Transfer Snapchat Memories to New Account?

Snapchat memories can be special, especially if you are an old user using the same account for years. So if you plan on deactivating your account to make a new start or don’t want to use Snapchat anymore but want your memories, then it’s a simple three-step process.

  • Export All Your Memories At Once
  • Connect Your Camera Roll To Snapchat
  • Transfer Your Memories To “My Eyes Only”

Let’s get into a detailed step-by-step process to transfer all your Snapchat memories (pictures and videos) to your new Snapchat account.

Can You Export All Memories At Once?

If you are an old user of Snapchat, transferring all your memories will take quite a while. Since your pictures may date back to 2016 thus, you can have thousands of pictures that need to be transferred to your new account. And Snapchat only allows you to select 100 pictures at a time, so you should remember that it will be time-consuming.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Navigate Snapchat on your phone and login if required.

Step 2: Go to Memories

After opening Snapchat, go to the bottom of the screen and click on the Memories Icon. Or you can scroll from bottom to top.

Step 3: Export Pictures

Hold-tap your images and tap “Select All,” which appears beside dates. And tap “Export.”

Step 4: Save Pictures To Camera Roll

Now you will be taken to your send-to list. Click on the “download” icon.

Your images will now be in your gallery. Doing this with multiple images will take a while to load, but your images and videos will be exported to your gallery.

Connect Your Camera Roll To Snapchat

Connecting your camera roll will save you the effort of saving your memories manually. While connecting your camera roll to Snapchat will not automatically transfer

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Launch Snapchat on your device and log in using your username and password.

Step 2: Go to Your Profile

Go to the top left corner of your screen and click on your Bitmoji.

Step 3: Go To Settings

On the top right of your Snapchat profile, tap on ‘Settings.’

Step 4: Go To Memories

Scroll down and navigate Memories under PRIVACY CONTROL.

Step 5: Save Your Memories

In the ‘SAVE DESTINATIONS’ section, click on the ‘Save Button.’

Step 6: Enable Saving To Camera Roll

Choose where you want to save your memories since you can save them in three different locations.

Now when you edit or take a Snap and hit the save button, it will automatically save it in the chosen destination.

Transfer Your Old Memories To “My Eyes Only”

Now that you have saved your memories to your camera roll, all that’s left is to transfer them to your new account. You cannot save your pictures to your memories, but you can save them in your ‘My Eyes Only.’ Meaning that Snapchat backs up your pictures.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Open Snapchat on your device and log in using your username and password if required.

Step 2: Go To Memories

On the bottom of your screen, tap the ‘Memories button.’

Step 3: Go To Your Camera Roll

Swipe right to left or tap on Camera Roll to go to the Memories you have saved from your previous account.

Step 4: Select The Pictures

Hold tap the pictures and press the “Hide” icon. The icon is an eye slashed with a line.

Step 5: Move The Images To “My Eyes Only”

Tap ‘Move,’ and the picture will be exported to your Snapchats ‘My Eyes Only.

While your camera does not back up your Snapchat, you can still access it on Snapchat. So if you open your Snapchat on a new device, the pictures in your gallery will not appear.

Note: You can access your pictures in My Eyes Only using a Four digit code. If you forget your passcode, Snapchat cannot recover or help you access Snaps in My Eyes Only. So make sure to keep a passcode that you remember.

Steps To Download Your Chats, Friends, Profile, And More From Snapchat

Snapchat just doesn’t save the memories of your Snaps and Stories. It also keeps a lot of other various data. For example, you can get your chat history, purchase history, friends details, account history, and many more.

To export your data, follow these steps;

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Launch Snapchat on your device and log in using your username and password.

Step 2: Go to Your Profile

Go to the top left corner of your screen and click on your Bitmoji.

Step 3: Go To Settings

On the top right of your Snapchat profile, tap on ‘Settings.’


On the bottom of your screen, tap on ‘My Data’ located under ACCOUNT SETTINGS.

Step 5: Log In To Your Snapchat

If you have previously not logged in, you will be required to provide your username and password.

Step 6: Submit Request

Confirm that you request to download your data by typing in your email address twice. Then tap on ‘SUBMIT REQUEST’ to download your data.

You will receive an email once your data is ready to download. We recommend that you download the data to your desktop as it is easier to access the various folders.

Note: If you permanently delete your Snapchat account, the Snapchat database removes most of your data. They will have certain information, such as your purchase history. For more information, you should check out Snapchat’s Privacy Policy.

Adding Your Email On Snapchat

There are two methods to sign up on Snapchat. First, you can sign up using your email address or your phone number. Then, later on, you can connect both information for a more secure account.

Furthermore, you cannot download your data without a verified email address. Thus to verify your email address, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Open Snapchat on your device and log in using your username and password.

Step 2: Go to Your Profile

Tap on your profile icon or your story on the top-left of the screen.

Step 3: Go To Settings

Tap on the gear or the settings icon at the top right section of the screen.

Step 4: Go To Email

Tap on ‘Email.’ This section is marked in red since you have not verified your email address.

Step 5: Verify Your Email Adress.

Type in your email address and tap on ‘Resend Verification Email.’

Step 4: Submit Request

Confirm that you request to download your data by typing in your email address twice. Then tap on ‘SUBMIT REQUEST’ to download your data.

You will receive an email from Snapchat, so open your email and verify it.

Can I Save Someone Else’s Memories?

Like how your Memories are not accessible to other Snapchat users, you also cannot access other users’ Memories. Thus you cannot save someone else’s memories.

The only way to save someone else’s memories is if they send them to you on chat. Then you can save the picture or video by holding tapping and either saving it in chat or camera roll. Keep in mind that Snapchat notifies users who saved the snap.

You can also save someone’s snap by taking a screenshot. But you should be careful as users will know if you have taken a screenshot, so you must take screenshots secretly on Snapchat.

Can Anyone See My Camera Roll on Snapchat

Snapchat is a private messaging social media app, and not just anyone can see your camera roll. Only the user with access can see the account’s Memories. Thus your Snapchat friends don’t have access to your memories.

Other users can only see the camera if you show them your memories in real life. So I recommend you hide your embarrassing pictures in the ‘My Eyes Only’ category to avoid risking an awkward situation.

No, one can see your memories unless you show them yourself. Someone can access your memories if they hack your Snapchat account. The only things public to other users are Snapchat stories, snaps, and your public profile.

If I Log Into Snapchat on Another Device, Will, My Memories Be There

Have you purchased a new device and wondered if all your Snapchat memories and account information will be transported? When you log in to a new device, you need to transfer your information from your old device.

But for Snapchat, you will not need to transfer your information. Since Snapchat Memories function like cloud storage, your memories will not be lost as long as you have your username and password.

Unless you delete your account for 30 days, your memories will not be deleted.

Why Backup Your Snapchat Data and Memories?

Backing your Snapchat data and memories is a wise thing to do. If you accidentally or intentionally deactivate your Snapchat account and leave it for 30 days, your data and media will all disappear.

So if you want to keep your Snapchat memories, back them up. If your memories are valuable to you, then back them up in multiple locations. So you can access them out of Snapchat.

Completely back up your memories before logging out of Snapchat. To automatically backup your memories, go to your Snapchats settings> Go to memories and turn on Smart Backup.

When Someone Logs into Your Snapchat, Can They See Your Memories

If someone logs into Snapchat and you did not authorize that entry, you should first change your password and turn on Two-Factor Authentication. After you have enabled Two-Factor Authentication, you will be more aware of strangers logging into your account.

But if someone logs in to your Snapchat, then Yes, they will be able to see your memories. Although they will not be able to access your ‘My Eyes Only’ since a pin secures it.

So you must make sure to secure your Snapchat account so it cannot be hacked or compromised. Make your account secure by choosing a strong password.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have more questions about Snapchat? Here are some frequently asked questions.

How To Find Out What FIlter You Used On Snapchat Memories?

To find out the filter you used in your memories, you need to go to the specific picture or video you want to use the filter of. Now all you have to do is wait for the options to load, allowing you to share your picture or edit it. Next, you will see a small window showing which filter you used. Simply click on it, and you can use the filter.

Does Snapchat Delete Memories?

Snapchat Memories is a backup or a collection of Snaps. Thus your memories will not disappear even after years. If you don’t delete the memories yourself or delete your account permanently, your memories will remain.

Will Snapchat Allow You To Choose More Than A 100 Pictures?

While Snapchat doesn’t have a function that allows you to choose more than 100 pictures, the feature might be introduced in later versions. For now, you could give reviews and suggestions and if you are a beta tester, directly give your feedback and suggestion on the app.

How To Deactivate Or Delete Snapchat?

To deactivate your Snapchat account, you can do it from your phone or desktop. First, go to Snapchat Accounts and log in. Then, you can either permanently or temporarily disable or delete your account.

What Happens When You Delete or Deactivate Snapchat Account?

When you deactivate your account, you will disappear from Snapchat, meaning your friends will be unable to send you snaps, videos, and texts. They will also be unable to search for your username on the search bar.


To sum it up, transferring your Snapchat memories is a lengthy process, not that it is hard to do, but it just takes a long time. Since you can only choose 100 pictures at once, transferring your memories will take a long time. Especially if you have thousands of pictures, make sure you back up your Snapchat Memories so you don’t lose any precious photos with your friends. Look back to your younger years and look at how you have changed over the years. We hope to have answered all your questions and if we have missed anything, let us know in the comment below.